Christoph WinklerBlack Cyborg
or If I Had a Heart for Whom Would It Beat
About the Piece
„But they fed me so many new memories...“ (New Titans #128)
Victor Stone aka Cyborg is one of the few Black super heroes in the DC Comics universe. In the Teen Titans and Justice League series, he embodies numerous stereotypes and fantasies by "white supremacy" regarding the "Black man". Yet aside from racist discourses, Victor Stone also represents a specific utopia – he is a cyborg, literally a shining example of new, technically improved humanity. In Black Cyborg, Berlin choreographer Christoph Winkler and African-American dancer-performer and DJ Zen Jefferson expose the character’s matrix, as they deconstruct and translate it into another corporeal symbolism – into liquid body language.
Concept: Christoph Winkler & Zen Jefferson | Performance: Zen Jefferson | Sound Design: Björn Stegmann | Costumes: Tata Nuo | Tech: Martin Pilz | Camera: Walter BickmannTanzforum Berlin | Production: ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture.
A Christoph Winkler and ehrliche arbeit production. Funded by the City of Berlin – Department for Culture and Europe.
April 6th to 8th, 2017, at 8.30 pm, Uferstudios Berlin, Studio 1